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Chapter 3 - Tone: The Great Nation and the Evil Empire

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 June 2021

Seamus Deane
Affiliation:
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Joe Cleary
Affiliation:
Yale University, Connecticut
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On the morning of 30 April 1795, the United Irish agent William Jackson, who was also a clergyman of the Established Church, faced the chief justice, John Scott, earl of Clonmel, in the King’s Bench court on Merchants’ Quay in Dublin to receive the sentence of death by hanging for treason; earlier that day he had been seen vomiting from the window of the coach that brought him there from Newgate Prison. Now he was slumped against the dock, sweating profusely. He rallied for a moment and whispered to his legal counsel, ‘We have deceived the senate.’

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Small World
Ireland, 1798–2018
, pp. 34 - 73
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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